A dish of Mie Aceh (thick yellow noodles with curry sauce). (JP/Devina Heriyanto)
There are plenty of things to look forward to at the upcoming Sail Sabang 2017 that will be held on Nov. 28 – Dec.5, one of them is the food scene.
“The city administration has assigned several locations in Sabang City and Plah Island to become culinary areas,” explained Sabang tourism department head, Zulfi Purnawati.
Additionally, the city of Sabang has been included in the national strategic tourism plan (KSPN) by the government.
Said to be the biggest sailing event in Indonesia, Sail Sabang 2017 will lure visitors with Indonesian dishes such as sate gurita, mi jalak, mi sedap, kue kacang and others.
Sate gurita is octopus satay marinated with spices and is best enjoyed with rice or lontong (rice cake) and peanut or Padang sauces. One portion is priced at Rp.15,000 ($1.11).
If Aceh has the eponymous mi aceh, than Sabang has mi jalak, it's a bowl of yellow noodles served with broth, bean sprouts, wahoo fish and a sprinkle of sliced scallions. This can be enjoyed with just Rp. 12,000.
Another noodle-based dish that will be presented at the event is mi sedap that is sold by Sedap Shop located on Perdagangan Street. The shop is available from 08:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and offers visitors with noodles that are served with meat cutlets. The dish can be served without the soup or stir-fried. A portion of this dish costs Rp. 10,000.
When you are satisfied with the savory dishes, you can sample the sweets. Kue kacang is pretty similar to Yogyakarta’s bakpia (moon cake-like pastries), but kue kacang is bigger and has peanuts filling that is moister. It is available in three flavors: Green tea, pandan and durian. (asw)